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"What I love about twitter, I have more followers that newspapers have readers. I can expose publicly the nasty tricks they get up to." - Alan Sugar
Political journalists regularly did what I wanted in return for getting a story given to them – Damian McBride
Many British journalists are so keen to have a good story to run, they are easily bought off and distracted by government spin doctors who can get them to ditch an unwanted story as long as the spin doctor has a better story to offer up as journalistic payment. That is the basic story of […]
Via Benedict Evans comes this example of a drone being used to film riots in Bangkok: Of course the media already has access to helicopters, but they are expensive and the ease of getting a helicopter in the right place varies hugely depending on where a story is happening. Covering a London traffic jam is […]
Great photo of the White House press corps, moments after being told of Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Not sure the Daily Mail have quite got the hang of this copyright lark...
Rule of political journalism #27: When writing about spin doctors smearing political opponents in the media, remember that your colleagues who ran the stories bear no responsibility. And so: .@DPMcBride revelations in a nuthshell: his book says he regularly manipulated journos; journos say nothing of interest in book #FancyThat — Mark Pack (@markpack) September 20, […]
With Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow, it is understandable that journalists are breaking out the hung Parliament speculation file. Yet almost all the speculation is deeply flawed, repeating long-standing errors and failing even to learn from 2010. Speculating about whether the Lib Dems might prefer Labour or the Tories in a hung Parliament may be […]
William Thomas Stead was not only Britain’s first investigative journalist, he also epitomised the profession’s strengths and dark side within his own career. He was at times brilliant, unearthing horrors and using the power of publicity to secure reform, and at times appalling, bending the truth and ruining people’s lives as he abandoned accuracy for […]
You are hallucinating this morning if you think you’ve seen or heard the news that the Royal baby is a boy. It’s not. It’s a girl. Honest. Look, I’ve got all this press coverage to prove it: “Kate Middleton dropped a big hint that she is having a daughter” – The Sun “It’s a girl!” […]
An intrepid journalist from the William James School of Multiverse Journalism brings back this report on how this week played out in a very similar, yet not quite identical, parallel universe. Newspaper industry plunged into crisis as new research reveals they widely mislead their readers Shock new research into the views of the British public […]